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Ellingwood Construction Ordered to Stop Trucking Operations

A cease and desist order for Ellingwood is among 9 things you may have missed at Tuesday's Selectmen's meeting.

The Town of Framingham sent a cease and desist order on Tuesday, requiring the company to immediately stop all recycling and trucking operations into the site at 158 and 160 Meadow St. The order also requires removal within 10 days of all asphalt, concrete and soils Ellingwood has placed on property adjacent to and across from the Ellingwood site.

The order follows among the Board of Selectmen, , , and others. Members of the public were informed of the cease and desist order at the Selectmen meeting on Tuesday night, and those present expressed relief that the town was finally taking action.

The cease and desist order was signed by Deputy Building Commissioner and Zoning Enforcement Officer Michael A. Tusino. Tusino states there was an inspection of the property on Jan. 26, which found Ellingwood in violation of a number of zoning bylaws.

In other news from Tuesday’s Selectmen’s meeting:

2) Members of the appeared in period costume to request permission to use the Framingham Center Common for their Living Civil War Encampment from May 4-6. Selectmen Ginger Esty suggested Cushing Park might be a more appropriate space, but Selectmen Sisitsky and Giombetti strongly disagreed. Selectmen voted to allow the use of the common, but require the History Center to review town bylaws and be in communication with area residents. A request for a one-day alcohol waiver for the event was tabled.

3) The second reading of potential changes to the Water and Sewer Abatement Policy was approved. The new policy would require a 3-year waiting period before a taxpayer could reapply for an abatement for the same leak. Selectmen approved the change with the provision that it would be possible to get a waiver for the proposed 3-year waiting period under certain circumstances.

4) Selectmen endorsed a MassDOT plan to reconstruct the Wickford St. bridge. The plan calls for constructing a new bridge offsite, then dropping it into place. The process would take 6-8 weeks instead of the 6-9 months required to reconstruct it on site.

5) The first reading of a new policy for water and sewer discounts was approved.

6) The annual Town Meeting date was set for April 24.

7) Changes of manager and assistant manager were approved for .

8) An extension to March 29 was granted to the renewal of Common Victualer’s License for Zheng Garden at 847 Edgell Rd., for the owner to install two new grease traps. 

9) A Class II Auto Dealer’s License was granted to J & D Associates at 280 Worcester Rd.

TMM February 02, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Why have a number of DPW trucks about two weeks ago been seen delivering asphalt materials from the DPW headquarters to the Ellingwood site? Is it continuing? What road project is it coming from? Who delivered the road materials to DPW in the first place?
Susan Petroni February 02, 2012 at 05:30 PM
@George - good questions - I'll try to get answers.
Jim Rizoli February 02, 2012 at 05:43 PM
WOW! That would explain why the Town is so slow about doing something about it....they are part of the problem! The site is kept open so the town can dump their junk their. Nice! Jim@ccfiile.com
FHS Mom February 03, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Just another fine example of exactly how out of touch and clueless our BoS and how easily our townspeople are convinced of inaccurate information and are unwilling to look into things themselves. They've been shut down for winter since January 1st. The town trucks going back and forth 2 weeks ago were going back and forth due to a water main break on Ellingwood property. Said watermain break was in the exact place the crusher was located, which was dis-assembled and moved so the water main could be repaired by the town. It hasn't yet been put back together and has not run since. The telephone poles have been there for years, aren't on Ellingwood property, don't belong to Ellingwood and have nothing whatsoever to do with Ellingwood. Ellingwood is being blamed for "numerous violations" which are actually the responsibility of NE Sand & Gravel and/or the current owner, which is I believe a bank since the original buyer fell through?!?!!?!?! The only work on property that's been going on over there for the past month has been the creating of the $100,000 plus berm project that the town asked them to build.
JIM STEWART March 14, 2012 at 03:43 PM
SORRY, WHO IS OUT OF TOUCH. GET THE FACTS. OVER 30 QUESTIOS RE: ZONEING,ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS(ASPHALT ETC.DUST FROM GRINDIING OPERATION,DUNPING REFUSE ON THE PUD(ELLINGWOOD SAYS WAS GIVEN PERMISSION TO ACCEPT FROM BANK,)AND MOST QUESTIONABLE THE ORIGINAL APPLICATION SUBMITTED TO THE DEP BY ELLINGWOOD THAT STATED THEY WOULD NOT HANDLE CONTAMINATED MATERIAL(ETC.) FOR MORE INFORMATION TRY THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, BOH,BOS & DEP RECORDS RE: INSPECTIONS, APPROVAL OF DON, AND CEASE AND DESIST ORDER WRITTEN AND NEVER PRESENTED TO ELLINGWOOD IN 2009( FACT THAT WAS PRESENTED TO THE BOS ON 3/12/2012.

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